List of outlets delivering food, medicines in Sri Lanka during COVID-19 curfew
With the COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of relenting and the government-imposed curfew continuing indefinitely in the high-risk districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kaluthara, Sri Lanka’s state and private sector have organised delivery operations for food and other essentials.
The following is a list of options to choose from.
Medicine and healthcare
If you need medicine delivered to your doorstep, the ministry of health has identified a list of pharmacies that will do so. A health ministry statement said payment can be made online or paid in cash on delivery.
Some 820 pharmacies island-wide are listed in this Google Doc.
The ministry said that in order to purchase drugs, a recently obtained prescription must be sent to the relevant pharmacy via WhatsApp, Viber or IMO. Pharmacies are expected to deliver drugs within 24 hours.
For more information, call 0720720720 (Sinhala/English) or 0720606060 (Tamil).
The Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (SLCOG), meanwhile, has opened a 24-hour hotline for pregnant women to call for any medical advice. The number is 0710301225.
Fruits and vegetables
Jagrofresh also delivers produce. WhatsApp your order to 0770386237 / 0773374498 between 8 am and 4 pm only.
Lassana delivers essentials in a package, but has announced that, due to high demand, it would take two to three days to process a delivery. Call 011 200 1122.
Saaraketha announced a delivery service of fresh organic produce. WhatsApp your order to 0774367792 or 0766110428. Alternately, you can email your order to [email protected]
A customer’s experience:
Got my Saaraketha delivery, I guess they're working into the night. The veggies look beautiful. As a note, I've ordered stuff for weeks ahead and thus hopefully won't get hangry pic.twitter.com/6DCRSnhALW
— Indi Samarajiva (@indica) March 26, 2020
Sen-Saal accepts minimum delivery orders of Rs 3,000. Call 0764343030/0770232250.